Car Crashes Into House Last Night
Three people inside home, including baby, escape unharmed.
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A car left the roadway and crashed through a home occupied by three people, including a 2-month old infant, but none of the occupants were hurt, officials said today.
Around 10 p.m. Thursday, Newark firefighters responded to a call a car had “gone up a hill” and crashed into the first floor of a home, coming to rest in the living room, said Capt. John Brown of the NFD. Also responding to the scene was the NFD’s Urban Search and Rescue Unit, Brown added.
The driver and a passenger sustained minor injuries and were hospitalized, Brown said. The three people home at the time -- a woman, her daughter and the daughter’s infant -- were taken to a hospital for observation, but were unharmed.
The new, three-story brick home is located at West Market and Wickliffe streets just west of the Essex County College campus.
A neighbor, who identified herself as M. Gayle, said she was sleeping when she was awoken by a loud crash.
“I thought it was an earthquake,” Gayle said, adding she saw the car protruding from the home. “The [NFD] did an excellent job” removing the car, Gayle also said.
Family members were seen this morning removing belongings from the home and loading them into a truck. Jazmin Hurston, who shares the home with her mother, said this morning she and her son “could have been there” in the room where the car slammed into the house.
“My baby was in the next room,” Hurston said.
No charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle, a Newark police spokesman said this morning.